Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The start of my Etsy shop

Well, after much debate and thought, I have decided to start the Studio McCann Etsy Shop. It will be a marketplace to pick up such items of mine as prints, signed books and original artwork. I know at first things will be a little slim in the pickings, but rest assured that I will be adding more pieces on there in the upcoming days and weeks. I guess I have to start somewhere, right? The reason for my doing this is the success that I have been seeing from such fellow bloggers as Janet Nelson and Cynthia's Colorado Art Studio. So with that I will be getting some photos ready to put up on my site and start selling!

In other news, I will be attending a panel meeting this Thursday for the City of Minneapolis's Arts commission to watch the process unfold for the Call for Artists. They will be reviewing all of the proposals that were submitted for the Hiawatha Maintenance Facility Public Art request. It looks as thought there were 21 applicants and we are sandwiched in the middle of the meeting. It will be fun to see how a panel discusses and chooses the finalists for a project such as this. Hopefully, come Friday or Monday, I will be able to post that we were chosen, fingers crossed! If nothing else comes of it other than watching, it will definitely prepare Mike and I for the upcoming projects that we apply for.

4 comments:

Janvangogh said...

Congratulations Shawn! I wish you much success on Etsy.

I know it can work there. Just have to be persistent at promoting.

Arrggghhhh. I thought art was suppose to be fun, not work. :-) So sad.

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Janet. It will be interesting to see what happens. And I will have to make it like an "Explosion" of color!

Janvangogh said...

Check the etsy forums for news about the Minneapolis Street Teams. Seems to me I came across a post the other day about some meeting.

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Janet. I will check it out.